Monday, December 08, 2008

I finished!

Yesterday I finished my Christmas tree skirt! On
Saturday DH managed to get both boys to nap at the
same time. I grabbed the sewing machine and sewed on
the binding. I still had embroidery to do but I can,
sort of, do that when the boyos are awake. I will
probably re-sew the top part of the binding. I tried
to pin it and it isn't as smooth as the lower edge
binding that I just held in place. I finished the
small amount of embroidery Sunday morning while Tig
was sleeping and immediately started putting up the
Christmas tree.

It looks really nice even though we have the whole
tree behind a safety gate to keep the boyos from
pulling it over. This pattern was from Plum Creek
Collectibles-I love her patterns. In fact, I even
bought more last week!

Wednesday, December 03, 2008

Take the edge off

Yesterday my assistant made me go to a meeting with
her. It turned out to be a lunch/crafternoon meeting.
It was a lot more fun than the meetings I usually go
to. This is what we made:

Today I have a serious jones for some crafty activity.
I just need to do something to take the edge off. I
really need to finish translating the pattern for the
sweater I'm knitting Red. I had planned to knit one
for each boyo for Christmas -and our family picture-
but that is NOT going to happen.

Monday, December 01, 2008

Santa's workshop

DH and Tig gave me some sewing time yesterday. I played around with my new serger and used some misprinted Christmas fabric to make quick gift bags. I need to find a better instruction manual to make the darn thing really work!

I made two of these candy pillowcases for the boys. I used this tutorial and it worked very nicely. I love Mary's blog. She's so prolific and generous.

I also worked on my tree skirt. This horrible picture shows the end is near!

I still have a few other sewing giftie ideas for the boys. I would like to make a bean bag game for them and maybe the elephant from Last Minute Patchwork for Tig.


 It's a top!  My goal for my two week vacation was to get this to a top and here it is!